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on the air tonight, not long from now on that stage. the first lady michelle obama will enter the arena do give a speech to millions of americans about her husband and the pressure is on. because a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the president has been sliding among registered women voters, some of his strongest, most steadfast supporters. take a look at the poll. in april, 57% of the women said they approved the president. today, just 46%. and for the first time, more women slightly disapprove of the president than approve. that is a new low. so what is going on? is this real and what does mrs. obama have to do tonight, it's "your voice your vote." and our political team has out in force all day. let's lead off again with abc's ja jake tapper down on the convention floor. >>> good evening, those are bad poll numbers for president obama with crucial votes, all eyes on first lady michelle obama as she comes to the podium to try to shore up that pivotal group. michelle obama came to the podium to help voters connect to her husband while the president can seem cool andal lo al
wednesday morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the spee from the white house. while others at the democratic nat
. michelle obama asked america to vote for the man she loves. >> the first lady stepped into the spotlight in charlotte giving her pitch for the president's second term. it is wednesday, september 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. michelle obama's passionate speech got cheers and some tears from the democratic delegates. we'll take you live to charlotte in a moment. you are also going to see how the rich and powerful are enjoying plenty of perks at the dnc. abc's brian ross and he did it as well at the rnc. >>> in this half-hour on the front lines of a dangerous california fire fight. why the battle in the steep rugged ter rain outside l.a. is far from over. >> something gross in the gulf coast hurricane zone, thousand and thousand of swamp rats. adding insult to injury after isaac. good thing you can't smell them on tv. something that you experience when you are down there. >> swamp rat, so we are clear is not the official term, nutria, huge, beaver-like creatures they're massive and becom
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
charlotte. >>> tonight michelle obama tries to make the case for her husband's re-election. abc's karen travers is joining us from charlotte with more at what is at stake for the democrats. good morning, karen. >> reporter: hi. this arena is empty right now. tonight a very different story. jammed with democrats who are eager to launch their convention and give rebuttal to the republicans. the stage is set, and democrats are ready to get their convention under way. first lady michelle obama arrived in charlotte, she got a feel for where she will deliver her primetime address, a speech, the democrats say is critical to their message this week. most americans spent labor day enjoying the end of summer. but the candidates were busy working. in toledo, ohio, president obama took credit for saving the auto industry. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believeden you. i bet on you. i will make that bet any day of the week. later he detoured off the trail to louisiana. there he surveyed the damage from hurricane isaac and met with flood victims. >> nobody is
of running a theft ring. and michelle obama is in maryland today campaigning for her husband. later on tonight she'll be at a fundraiser at a private home. >>> the orioles are trying to generate postseason excitement. starting today there will be rallies at various stops. those end october 2nd. >>> today the president will designate a national monument in colorado, holding significance to native american tribes. colorado members of congress have tried since 2009 to get the rock established as a monument. >>> the penalty you'll have to pay if you don't have health insurance by 2016 is now beginning to be higher than initially expected. under the affordable care act, americans must be insured by 2014. if not, you have to pay up. in 2014, it would be no more than 1% of your income or $285 per family, whichever is greater. but the penalty will rise by 2016, jumping to 2.5% or $2,000 per family. >>> 25% of baltimore makes less than 11,000-dollar a year. individuals have a higher percentage with children. those numbers are from the latest statistics from the 2011 census. >>> wal-mart join
as tomorrow. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-new product launch really is. can apple top themselves one more time? >>> and good morning, america, from the democratic convention here in charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi right now. happy to have elizabeth vargas with us. what a night here last night. when michelle obama came out, the crowd was electrified. she brought them to their feet. she didn't mention mitt romney at all last night.
and first lady michelle obama will observe a moment of silence on the south lawn of the white house to mark the first plane collision. also today a ceremony will be held in shanksville pennsylvania to ruer the -- remember the victims that died on flight 9 3. vice president joe biden will speak to honor those the bravery of those -- bravery of the passengers on the plane. a moment of silence will be observed three minutes after 10. and at 9:30 this morning, a ceremony brings a wreath laying ceremony to remember victims killed on a plane that hit the pentagon. 125 people died at the pentagon when that attack happened. >>> today half a dozen wounded war veterans will join members of the canton kayak club in remembering september 11th and all those who served the country since. it's called united we paddal and participants will paddle from fells point to the inner harbor. >>> bob woodward appearing on good morning america talking about his new book "called the price of politics." it's released today. the book deals with president obama and his handling of the economy. >>> well, if you over the
. >> reporter: what led to this bounce? it points to michelle obama's performance and bill clinton and those who chose obama last time who still like him but are disappointed. >> no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a, quote, sugar high from the convention, that the reality of the obama economy hasn't changed. to say it's nearly impossible mathematically for governor romney to win the white house without winning right here in ohio. this is right here in the factory. romney now with 15 ads up in nine battleground states but the number most important october 3rd debating president obama less than one month until that first debate. how important are these debates going to be? >> well, i think the debates very important particularly when you have a small sliver of the electorate that has yet to make up their mind. >> reporter: the romney campaign acknowledging to me today just how important those debates are g
to the bounce? dowd points to michelle obama's performance. and bill clinton at that moment. >> no president -- no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a sugar high from the convention. but the reality from the obama economy hasn't changed. the number most important, october 3rd, debating president obama. less than one month before that first debate. how important are the debates going to be? >> i think the debates are important. particularly when you have a small sliver that has to make up their mind. >>> a report out today highlights a security threat at hospitals around the country. about 80% of high-risk hospitals do not secure radioactive material that could be used to make a dirty bomb. "the washington post" says among the examples in the government report, is a big-city hospital that gets radioactive chemicals with a combination written on the wall where everyone can see it. >>> thousands of teachers on the picket line in chicago conti
. >> thank you. >>> michelle obama tonight. diane and i will have full convention coverage beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> we're going to switch overseas to prince harry making his first public appearance since all of those wild photos were splashed all over the internet. he was in a suit at a charity event. and abc's lama hasan has the details. >> reporter: two weeks after the bare-naked scandal, the prince appeared at an event honoring children with life-threatening illnesses. he was cheerful, coy and clothed. >> never being shy to come forward, i'll give it a go. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the palace hadn't planned the function as image rehab. but it couldn't come at a better time. letting harry be harry. >> you're fun, dedicated, magnificent, and fun again. >> reporter: many in the audience was left wondering if he was describing the children or himself. but it's little alex logan who delivered the best line, telling itn hours earlier, what he hoped to say to the prince. >> glad you got your clothes on, prince harry. >> reporter: before logan could do that, the prince got there fir
are the 99%. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama arrives here in charlotte today. and last week she told david letterman she hopes americans tune into the conventions because pob, paula, she said that's when the campaign begins. >> though she admitted she didn't watch the rnc at all. >> true. >> she knows what they're going to say. >> karen, question for you. obama and biden really burning up the frequent flier miles during the battleground states. what's on the agenda today? >> they really want to steal back the spotlight. biden in michigan today. a critical state for them. the president in ohio today. he is going there, a state they're paying a lot of attention to. both campaigns are really pouring a lot of resources in. but rob, you will like this one, have hey little detour. heading down to louisiana later today. he is going to meet with officials there to survey the flood damage and get a briefing on how things are going. chance for him to look presidential, but, rob, paula, remember, mitt romney did it last week. he beat hem to it when he went down last friday. >> he did. got a jum
-bye. >>> good friday morning thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. first lady michelle obama will be in baltimore atedding a private campaign event at morgan state at the murphy fine arts center at 3. tickets from 250 to $1,000. the price for students only $25. later on tonight she will appear at another fund-raiser. time for a check on your weather. here's meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning. we have a beautiful day. i snuck out to get fresh air and it's absolutely gorgeous outside. we can see annapolis right now. plenty of blue skies and that will continue through the morning but we will see a few clouds moving in as we go into the afternoon. the temperature right now in annapolis coming in at 68. and that air is nice and dry. maryland's most powerful radar is dry. take advantage of today because wool see some rain pushing in here tomorrow afternoon. and as we go through today's afternoon, i am calling it partly cloudy with temperatures coming in at 79. and here's emic check of the 7- day forecast as fall begins tomorrow and we will have storm abc2 timesaver traf
to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: clinton had two basic arguments. one, that while the republicans are intransigent, the president, like him, is all about cooperation, having named republicans and formerivals to his cabinet. >> heck. he even appointed hillary. >> reporter: point two, that the president, like him, supports economic principles that will work. while the republicans do not. the former president had several other points to make. >> the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so, fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: former president clinton and the arena gave an answer to the question that obama campaign officials seemed to stumble on earlier this week. >> but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: afterwards, president obama electrified the audience by surprising them by joining president clinton on stage. offering a bro hug and a personal presidential applause for a former rival, to which the former president said simply, thanks. of
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